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can the unbalanced Pi attenuator take the place of isolator - RF Cafe Forums

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Post subject: can the unbalanced Pi attenuator take the place of isolator Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:05 pm
can the unbalanced Pi attenuator take the place of isolator? if do ,how about the performance?


Post subject: Pad substituting for isolatorPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:55 pm
While a 30 dB pad would give 30 dB of isolation, I'm hard-pressed to come up with a situation where that would make sense.

In a receiver, that would give a 30 dB noise figure: terrible!
In a transmitter, that would reduce the power output 30 dB: what a waste!

What is the context for this question?

Good Luck!

Posted  11/12/2012
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